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  • Ready, Aim, Fire!
  • Students expand learning with video conferencing

    Carroll County students are working with NASA, watching surgeries and teaching students across the district from the comfort of their own classrooms.

    Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Services Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant, Carroll County Schools purchased nine video conferencing systems for the district. The goal is to prepare students for the real world by providing these experiences, District Technology Coordinator Cindy Johann explained to the Board of Education at their meeting Thursday, April 25.

  • Local taxing districts to provide Fiscal with budgets

    County leaders expressed concern about a new state law that takes effect in 2014 requiring special districts in the county to present their budgets to Carroll County Fiscal Court each year.

    Magistrates and Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson agreed that the new law will make it appear that fiscal court has oversight over the eight special districts in Carroll County. However, all the districts have to do is present their budgets, not get them approved.

  • Eighth grade ceremony to be ticketed event

    Due to safety concerns in the gymnasium, Carroll County Middle School eighth-graders will be limited to three tickets per graduate for the Moving Up ceremony, scheduled for 6 p.m. May 17.

    Everyone, including children and infants, must have a ticket for admission.

    This is not the first time the ceremony has required tickets for admission. Four years ago when the high school junior class was eighth-graders, the event also was ticketed. Principal Dana Oak said the event will remain that way from this year forward.

  • New sidewalks coming to Ghent

    If all goes well, the city of Ghent may be sporting new sidewalks downtown by the end of the year.

    During the April 9 city commission meeting, Dave Eberenz of Heritage Engineering told commissioners that he is hoping to advertise for bids on the project by the end of May and allow bids to be submitted for 30 days.

    Depending on how quickly the bid process is completed, work on the project could start in July or August.

  • For the birds
  • Hill, Williams named 2013 Prom King and Queen
  • Down to Earth
  • Police arrest pair after alleged meth lab found

    Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police arrested a couple on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine in their home.

    Casey Pennington, 38, and Destiny Tyler, 33, were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; first-degree possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors; and two counts of controlled substance endangerment to child.

  • Have you met ... Gail Becraft

    Gail Becraft’s secret to longevity in the field of education: Teach what you love.

    A native of Menifee County in Eastern Kentucky, Becraft earned her bachelor’s degree in education at Northern Kentucky University. She later earned her master’s at University of Louisville.

    In 1990, she moved to Carroll County with her husband, Brad, who had landed a job teaching physics and math at Carroll County High School. Fresh out of college, she was hired to teach at Cartmell Elementary School.